New Autism Center Opening in San Marcos

On August 17, 2013, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will host the grand opening of a new autism treatment center located in San Marcos. The reception will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm, allowing a tour of the facility and the opportunity to meet the staff.

The diagnosis for autism is increasing, so it is crucial for centers like this to be available for families of children with autism. CARD is known throughout the world for their innovative advances in the autism field, such as the “Skills” program. “Skills” accesses a child’s strengths and weaknesses to design a treatment plan and track the progress.

The center in San Marcos will utilize the method of Applied Behavior Analysis, as CARD services offer both center-based and home-based services, school shadowing, and training for the families. The students at the center will receive over 3,500 lessons in 8 areas of learning including, academic, adaptive, cognition, executive function, language, motor, play and social skills. [1] Operations manager, Christopher Shilling, is excited for the opening of the new center,

“We are excited to expand our services to the San Marcos area. We want to enable those who live in the San Marcos and surrounding area to receive the effective treatment that they need to reach their highest potential.”

Like Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices, CARD is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults diagnosed with autism.

[1] “PR Web” Center for Autism and Related Disorders addresses autism epidemic by ppening state-of-the-art treatment center in San Marcos. 31 Jul 2013. Web. <>